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Sidon Tombs Stelae

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The stelae in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum are fascinating mainly because of their good condition. Contemplate the Hellenistic period stelae with drawing and almost flawless color. Some have prayer epitaphs such as "Oh Diouscourides, Exabous son, the great banner of allied forces and good man above all. His brother Ceraious this stele erected in his name!". Everything written is in red paint, much more common in Greek, warmer than we're used to seeing in large office buildings or majestic works of art. It's worth stopping to contemplate such painting and words that are much closer to the

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